AgustaWestland is reporting orders for more than 50 GrandNew helicopters since program launch in February at Heli-Expo. The aircraft will feature Chelton’s Flight Logic EFIS, helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS) and highway-in-the-sky (HITS) functions. AgustaWestland’s timetable calls for deliveries to start this summer, with Portugal’s Vinair as the first European customer. A total of 12 helicopters are scheduled to enter service by the end of 2010.
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